About Lake Clark Air and Our Family (you may click on any of the photos below for a larger view)
On August 9 of 1944 my grandfather, Leon "Babe" Alsworth, taxied his small floatplane up to the shore of Hardenberg Bay on Lake Clark. For more than five years he had flown over southwest Alaska's most spectacular scenery on his route between Anchorage and the commercial canneries in Bristol Bay. Hardenberg Bay had often offered temporary protection and shelter when he needed to set the plane down to refuel before continuing his journey, but this time he and his wife Mary were here to make Lake Clark their home.
Now, more than 70 years after Babe and Mary homesteaded what is now the location for The Farm Lodge and Lake Clark Air, it is still easy to see why they were drawn to this breathtaking piece of Alaska. For over 35 years our family has offered deluxe sightseeing, wildlife viewing, fishing, and photography oriented trips in southwest Alaska; hoping to share some of the untamed beauty and unforgettable experiences that brought my grandparents to Lake Clark so many years ago.
With three generations of experience in the area, you can be assured that we will provide you with the ultimate Alaskan adventure. We are more than just another wilderness lodge, we are long time Alaskans excited about sharing our home with you.
Glen Alsworth, Sr., my father and owner of Lake Clark Air, has over 30,000 hours of flight time in Alaska. By using only well maintained aircraft and hiring experienced pilots, Lake Clark Air strives to provide a safe way for you to visit even the wildest and remote places in the Lake Clark area.
My earliest memories take me back to the time spent flying the area with my father. Growing up in light aircraft has given me an intimate knowledge of our part of Alaska. My backyard consists of hundreds of untouched miles of glaciers, lakes, tundra, wildlife habitat, and fishing holes. Nothing is more exciting to me than the opportunity to take you into the most spectacular, untamed places to experience the best of what Alaska has to offer.
Lelya, my wife and co-manager, grew up in Provideniya, Russia. Her menu planning and food preparation draw on her exposure to many styles of cooking both in America and Russia. The amazing activities and sights you encounter throughout your day can only be rivaled by the excellent meals that you will encounter in our lodge dining room.
We look forward to seeing you in our part of Alaska and to the chance of sharing with you our home and the surrounding backcountry.
Glen R. Alsworth, Jr.
Manager/The Farm Lodge, Inc.
Chief Pilot/Lake Clark Air, Inc.